Nama Article 6th May 2014
Swami Papa Ramdas
After the Darshan of Ramana Maharshi Ramdas was prompted from within to go to Arunachala Hill and remain in a cave for twenty days. Throughout his stay there he was spending day and night without a wink of sleep in the incessant repetition of Ram Nam. He ate very little food. After twenty days when he came out of the cave he was blessed with the universal vision for which he was longing. He saw the Lord everywhere — in the trees, in the stone, in the grass, in the earth, in the ground and in all directions. The divine light was pervading and vibrating. He felt thrills of ecstasy coursing through his entire frame and he was running about like a mad man to embrace everything that he could get hold of. He went to the trees and embraced them. He went to the rocks and embraced them. A man was passing that way. Ramdas ran up to him and embraced him also, because he saw his Beloved in everybody. The man was frightened and was about to run away, but Ramdas caught him and talked to him very sweetly and then the man understood that Ramdas was not after all mad. Thus he had that universal vision in Arunachala Hill a few days after the Darshan of Ramana Maharshi. Ramdas now feels that Ramana Maharshi had a hand in it.